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>>> candidate conversation. president obama and mitt romney battle over taxes in separate interviews for "60 minutes." >> he seems to have only one note, tax cuts for the wealthy, and rolling back regulations as a recipe for success. >> i'll not raise taxes on middle income folks. oil not lower the share of taxes paid by high income individuals. >>> imposter in the air. a man claiming to be an airline pilot is accused of flying in the cockpit of a passenger jet. >>> heavy heart. nfl player shines on the field just hours after losing a family member. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, september 24, 2012. good morning, everybody, good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. mitt romney is in colorado today and begins a bus tour in ohio tomorrow. he's cutting down on fundraising and spend more time with voters. he admits he's slipping behind the president in several key swing states. today in ohio obama campaign targets romney's comments about americans who don't pay taxes. last night president obama and mitt romney made their case. >> reporter: good morning. this is t
to take new action to prevent a nasty mess. >>> president obama spends labor day fighting to keep his job, as the democratic national convention prepares to kick off in charlotte, north carolina. >>> good evening, i'm doreen again thes letter. >> i'm jim vance here in charlotte, north carolina, where delegates and convention growers prepare for their big week. take a look at some of the headlines tonight. the delegates are still arriving here in charlotte, arising right now in a huge thunderstorm going on outside. first lady michelle obama, just about an hour ago, was on the podium behind me here practicing for her speech tomorrow. president obama and the vice president were out today campaigning on this labor day. meanwhile, the romney/ryan ticket is trying to stay in the spotlight as much as it can. in the meantime there's a new gallup poll out that does not hold good news for the romney/ryan camp in terms of things that usually happen after a convention. we are going to have much more on charlotte coming up in just a few minutes. tom sherwood is here with a report. doreen, right now, b
. president obama will visit the region tomorrow. >>> new details tonight on the police officer facing assault charges. we now have the surveillance video that led to those charges. the footage was taken from a store in brentwood, maryland. it shows an officer striking a man with his gun. you can see a flash. that's the gun going off. because of this video, corporal donald taylor was charged with second degree assault last month. police say taylor lied about the incident. he said a man attempting to rob a gas station tried to take his gun. the suspect spent four months in jail until prosecutors dropped the charges. we spoke to his attorney. >> when the video contradicts what the officer wrote, what it show ss that my client, they put his face on television, said he committed the crimes and he didn't. >> dorm and his attorney have filed a $10 million lawsuit against the police department and corporal taylor. >>> the political spotlight shifts down to charlotte, north carolina, the site of the democratic national convention. president obama says he will offer a better path forward. the events be
michelle obama will also speak. president obama isn't at the convention yet. today he will end his road to charlotte tour in virginia. he is set to speak in norfolk state university. the president spent yesterday in louisiana seeing firsthand the damage hurricane isaac caused last week. he also travelled to the battleground state of ohio where he told steel and auto workers that he saved millions of dollars by bailing out the auto industry. >> i believed in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the week. because of that bet, three years later, that bet is paying off for america. >> vice president joe biden hammered home the same point in a rally in another crucial state, michigan. >> paul ryan hoping to steal some of the democrats' thunder as their convention gets under way. the republican vice presidential nominee calm pand yesterday in greenville, north carolina. he told voters this country is worse off now than it was before president obama was elected. >> what do you call president obama four years ago, if you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your own as some
anything in the end. in alexandria, andrea mccarren, 9 news now. >>> on the campaign trail president obama was hanging around the nation's capital. he's got to host some fundraisers. meantime gop opponent mitt romney traveled to pennsylvania to try and sway voters there. romney continued to attack the lack of economic growth under president obama and how it may cause other countries to doubt our country. >> do you understand china's economy is growing at 7 or 8%. russia's economy is growing at 4% and our economy is growing at 1.3%? [ booing ] >> yeah. we're in a very different road than what i think the people of the road expected for the united states of america and if i'm elected president of this country, i will get us back on a road of growth and prosperity and strength. [ cheering and applause ] >> at a fundraiser president obama told his supporters that it will take more than one term for change to happen and he said ronnie's approach for writing off nearly half -- romney's approach for writing off nearly half of the nation will not do that. >>> we'd probably agree there's no good wa
backing mitt romney questioned president obama's leadership in this crisis. as yet another group of angry muslims attacked another u.s. embassy. like in libya tuesday, anti-american rioting in yemen got out of control, storming the u.s. embassy complex and breaking in before police beat them back. no americans reported hurt. it's the third arab nation racked by protests aimed at the u.s. this was egypt last night. another outburst of anger over the crude anti-muslim movie said to be made in the u.s. but not by the u.s. government, secretary of state clinton tried to make clear about the video today. >> we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: no criticism from mitt romney, after he took hits for accusing the obama administration of sympathizing with the rioters. for the president, a foreign crisis close to election day is a chance to show off leadership, and a chance for a high-profile stumble, campaigning in colorado he talked tough. >> i want people around the world to hear me, to all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. >> reporter: but in
. >> reporter: the washington area delegates, everybody in this hall, they're ready to hear obama, and everyone says they want him to come out fighting. >> mr. president, don't worry, we have your back. the torch is burning brightly. >> new york democratic senator charles schumer rallies tired maryland delegates in the final hours before the fall campaign, a fall campaign that's not just about the president's race. >> we have to get people turned out, get ben cardin reelected, pick up some congressional seats, and i think this convention is doing exactly that. >> eyes the race for governor in 2014, but he says that can wait until after 2012. >> you know, working very hard, love the state of maryland, go terps. >> reporter: after two nights of powerful speeches, delegates say the president himself needs to close the deal with voters, looking forward and rebutting criticism of him. >> i think people are still very excited about barack obama, especially when you look at the alternative. >> he's. >> reporter: both barrels smoking, frank smith says. the preliminary rounds are over here, we're now re
away. >>> president obama is getting ready to make his case for a second term. tonight at the democratic national convention, the president will delivers thinks nomination acceptance speech. last night the president surprised the crowd by walking on the stage after bill clinton's rousing address to delegates. the former president said people had a clear choice for the path forward in america. >> if you want a winner take all, you're on your own society, you should support the republican ticket. but if you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibility, that we're all in this together society, you should vote for barack obama and joe biden. >> tonight the president will make the case for himself. we turn now to jim vance who's live in charlotte this afternoon, where they are getting ready for this big speech tonight. >> reporter: hi, pat, the speech is coming up, but the hottest topic right now might be the weather. i was downstairs where hundreds of delegates were running into the building soaking wet after an absolutely torrential downpour here, but t
clinton presented a lengthy argument last night. president obama will delivered his speech to a much smaller live audience than originally planned, the weather forcing the speech inside. steve handelsman is covering the convention for us. >> reporter:. president obama has been formally renominated. he's gotten a rousing endorsement from the most loved democrat. >> if you want a future of shared prosperitity where the middle classes growing and poverty is declining, you have to vote for barack obama. >> reporter: tonight it's imfor the president to make his own case. >> my main goal i think is to communicate to the american people how we can move forward and create an economy where middle-class families, they've got a shot again. >> reporter: in new hampshire mitt romney says he won't watch the president make new promises. >> i think he wants a promises reset. we want a report on the promises he made. >> reporter: disappointed democrats with tickets to barack obama's canceled stadium speech tonight, tried to get the president's live message to them today on smartphones. >> we can't le
michelle obama makes her pitch for a second term for her husband. >>> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this wednesday, september 5th, 201. live look outside at 5:00 a.m. 77 lucky degrees. felt like a wall of humidity. walk right into it. >> whoosh. >> he felt the air. >> i walked right through it, too. >> cooled him off. >> he must have spritzed himself before hand. >> wow, yes, in the car. >> yeah. we've got a better chance of seeing rain throughout the area today. unfortunately, and then the other thing, too, the other part of story is that higher temperatures, too, around today, tomorrow, and friday. taking you back to 1:00 a.m. this morning. a few showers around front royal. those who made their way off to the north and east, really falling apart if you're around baltimore, we've got more rain that sits back in west virginia. the other side of i-81. that's what's going to slowly be making its way eastward throughout the morning. i think by the time we get to mid morning, 8:00, 9:00 a.m., we will see those showers here locally and again
today," moving forward. president obama presents his vision to the country as he accepts the democratic nomination. >>> murder verdict. ex-cop drew peterson is convicted of the 2004 murder of his wife kathleen savio. >>> and a rare display. pieces of the late neil armstrong's historic space suit go on display for the first time in a decade. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with the final countdown. with election day just two months away, the end of the democrats' convention last night marks a fresh starting point in the race for the white house, and last night president obama made his appeal for a second term saying the election is a clear choice between two different paths for america. nbc's steve handelman reports. >> liberty and justice for all! >> reporter: a symbol of recovery. arizona's gabby giffords led the pledge and amped up the energy for the president. he wanted to fire up democrats but barack obama aimed his speech at undecided voters. >> i'm asking you to rally around a set of goals
. he's now trailing the president in three swing states. >>> president obama goes on late night television and attacks comments mitt romney made about 47% of americans who don't pay income tax. >> if you want to be president you have to work for everybody not just for some. >> back to school. chicago teachers are heading back to the classroom today after voting to end their first strike in 25 years. >>> a religious scholar unveils evidence that jesus may have had a wife. this is the cbs "this morning" news for wednesday september 19, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning mitt romney continues to deal with short fallout over those comments he made in which he said over half of all americans believe they are victims. romney addressed the issue last night. he's not backing down. romney said government should not take from some to give to others. on the tape romney also talked about the chances of peace in the middle east. he said the palestinians don't want peace and are committed to the elimination of israel. >> we have a potentially v
accepting his party's nomination, president obama is campaigning in new hampshire. he acknowledged room for improvement while putting a positive spin on the economy. >> business once again added jobs for the 30th month in a row. that's not good enough. we know it's not good enough. we need to create more jobs faster. >> reporter: the unemployment rate has been above 8% for 43 consecutive months. it dipped slightly last month, as many people stopped looking for work. in iowa, republican presidential candidate mitt romney used those numbers to attack obama's record. >> he said by this time we would be at 5.4% unemployment. instead we're about 8%. you know the difference that that makes? 9 million people. >> reporter: two sides to one report that's sure to have voters talking. economists say 200,000 new jobs need to be created a month to lower of the unemployment rate. on capitol hill, i'm danielle lee, news4. >>> and rom ann romney came to leesburg, and sat down with julie carey for a one-on-one chat. she shares her opinion on how her husband and the obamas fared. that's coming up in our
up tonight with a speech from president obama. he'll officially accept his party's nomination at time warner cable arena in charlotte. the president was supposed to speak at a much larger football stadium, but organizers moved it to the arena because of a threat for bad weather. legates officially renominated president obama for president yesterday. and they'll do the same with vice president joe biden today. the vice president got a quick walk-through about four hours ago at 1:00 a.m., once the delegates left. 'll speak tonight and accept the vice presidential nomination shortly before the president takes the stage. former president bill clinton says he is confident barack obama will win a second term. >> i hate to break it to you, but we're going to keep president obama on the job! >> clinton officially renominated president obama last night. he told delegates that the president has taken steps, the crucial first steps toward an economic recovery, and he is the right man to finish the job. >> he inherited a deeply damaged economy. he put a floor under the crash. he began the long, h
obama arrived in charlotte, but the threat of strong storms has forced organizers to move tomorrow's speech from the bank of america stadium to the much smaller time warner cable arena. >>> former president bill clinton speaking tonight hoping to convince voters president obama deserves a second term. >>> mick obama spoke directly to a very important group of voters, women. jim vance has more. >> reporter: many people are disappointed in the change in venue. not incidentally, many of them are women, and the women's vote is very important to the democrats this year. tom sherwood is here with more on that particular story. tom? >> this convention requires an equal balance of men and women as delegates. women here are a gig focus of this convention. whether it's 23irs lady michelle obama or women's fair pay national advocate lily ledbetter. >> women have faced discrimination, like i did, now can get their day in court. >> reporter: or thousands of female delegates. the democratic party is trying to exploit and expand polls that shows a gender gap with women favorite president obama ov
to vote this november. >> president obama saying our challenges can be met as he pushes for a second term in office. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this friday, september 7th, 2012. 5:00 a.m., 72 degrees. and it is a touch cooler, feels like the humidity, you know, kind of went down just a little bit. >> had the windows down coming in this morning. >> look at you. >> that's brave. >> well, today, fairly confident we're going to get into the upper 80s to around 90 degrees. summer's last gasp because this weekend we're going to see fall move in. there you go. >> love it. >> taste of fall this weekend. it's, you know, about time, right? this is the time of year. the average temperature, around mid september is, in fact, upper 70s. right now we've got 72 degrees with a partly cloudy sky. a wind that's calm. humidity at 87% right now. take a look at the satellite and the radar over the last couple of hours. those storms that moved through yesterday. those are way off the coast of north carolina now. we've got just a few clouds ou
of the democratic national convention tonight. president obama will make his kay for re-election this week. v jim vance is in charlotte, north carolina tonight. >> reporter: delegates are on the streets of charlotte enjoying all this city has to offer. tomorrow they get down to the business of making news instead of reacting to it as the governor has been doing for a couple of days. on sunday the governor says americans are not better off than they were four years ago. and today he offered what's called a clarification. >> can you honestly say people are better off today than four years ago? >> no but that's not the question of this election. >> we are better as a country because we are creating jobs rather than losing them. >> reporter: others in maryland today are looking beyond state borders in order to help in this election. tom sherwood has more on that story. >> reporter: everyone knows virginia is a toss up state. maryland says it can help. as a workman hosted the maryland state flag in charlotte, delegates were not just thinking about their state. most agree it's solidly democratic. but n
are getting ready for their convention. what does president obama need to do to get the upper hand in the upcoming election? "meet the press" moderator david gregory joined us earlier today. he believes the president will attack mitt romney's vague ideas on how to improve the economy. >> talking to the president's advisers really what they want to do is be more specific. i think where they'll attack governor romney is, you know, that he went on the offensive against president obama, but didn't give the american people a road map for how he's going to usher in a better economy. i think that'll be the big attack line. >> the president will be looking for a bump from the convention. new polls from the rasmussen reports show that mitt romney is ahead of president obama 47-44%. just five days ago, the two were tied in this poll. similar shift happened in battle ground states. rasmussen polled voters in 11 swing states and showed romney and president obama are tied. the president is leading by four points five days ago. the republican national convention could explain the recent bump whi
and shared responsibility, we're all in this together society, you should vote for barack obama and joe biden. >> and presidential pitch. former president bill clinton fires up the democratic convention and lays out why he believes president obama should get four more years. good morning and welcome to "news4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. if you didn't stay up to watch former president clinton's speech, you may be dragging from catching the start of the football season. two redskins rivals duked it out. the nfl season officially under way now. a bit later, we'll have the highlights and a look ahead to the redskins' first game. >> we're enjoying watching the cowboys win. first though at 6:00 a.m., cloudy skies, muggy out there. when you think of football, you think of cool, fall temperatures. not happening today, but it's coming. >> it's coming. >> it's coming. going to be a hot one today, though. >> yeah. we're advertising the cool because of the heat that we're going to have today, too and some showers out there, too, right now, big-time storms around dover,
to you. >> thanks, danella. >> the deer family? all right! >>> tonight, president obama will finally take center stage at the democratic national convention. he's going to accept his party's nomination. the speech will take place inside the time warner cable arena instead of the 74,000-seat football stadium where the president was originally supposed to speak. organizers made that decision because of the threat of bad weather. delegates officially renominated obama last night. they're scheduled to nominate joe biden for a second term as vice president today. >>> former president bill clinton officially made the nomination of president obama for re-election last night. clinton brought delegates to their feet during a four-page speech that lasted 50 minutes last night in charlotte. seldom on script, he disputed republican claims that the country is worse off now than it was when president obama took office. >> when president barack obama took office, the economy was in free fall, it had just struck 9.4% of gdp. we were losing 750,000 jobs a month. are redoing better than that today? the ans
200,000 a month are needed. >>> last night president obama acknowledged his failings and accomplishments, but he vowed the country's problems can be solved and the challenges met. >> yes, our path is hard, but it leads to a better place. yes, our road is longer, but we travel it together. we don't turn back, we leave no one behind, we pull each other up. we draw strength from our victories, and we learn from our mistakes. >> the president began the speech by accepting the democratic party's nomination for a second term. >>> while her husband campaigned in iowa today, ann romney was doing the same in northern virginia. she hosted a rally in leesburg, courting the all-important women's vote. >> reporter: next first lady of the united states, i present to you ann romney. >> reporter: ann romney was back in her element. women for mitt rally was held at a riding stable. the horsewoman clearly appreciated the setting. >> i should tell you i feel right at home because i'm in a barn. >> from returning watching her horse in the olympics, ann romney hasn't had much time for rid
will be in our area. he'll hold a rally in fairfax. today president obama will be in nevada a day after mitt romney was there. the president will hold a rally in las vegas this evening. nevada is shaping up to be one of the most hotly contested states this election year. a poll shows romney and obama essentially tied in the silver state. romney spoke at the national guard convention in reno yesterday. >>> major credit agency moody's is warning it may downgrade the u.s. credit rating if the government fails to avoid the fiscal cliff at the epd of the year. that's the expiration of the bush tax cuts plus tax increases and spending cuts that will automatically take place as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling. lower ratings means the government may have to pay higher interest rates on some of its $16 trillion debt. >>> on wall street investors are hoping for another day like yesterday. the dow closed at a five-year high. it ended the day at 13,323. that's its highest closing level since december of 2007. expectations on europe's financial crisis at a federal reserve meeting gave stocks a b
. republicans drive home to voters that president obama lost half a billion on solyndra. the impasse over hiking taxes on the rich, that if not settled, could raise everyone's rates january 1st, and trigger huge defense and social service cuts. the fiscal cliff is getting put off until after election day. the farm bill will help with the drought, is partially postponed because republicans are pushing for a cut in food stamps. >> the american people are asking to balance this budget. >> reporter: each side blames the other. >> for people outside and out of work, they're astonished by the fact that this congress won't do anything and seems content to kick the can down the road. >> reporter: so what might get passed before the election. nearly one of those short-term stop gap spending bills, to keep government going past september 30th. later this week, house members plan to adjourn so they could go home and run for re-election. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill. >>> good to see you. >> whoa, we are lerj more about that pizza parlor owner down in florida who swept president obama off his
office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >>> earlier this morning, the u.s. military handed over control of bagram prison. bagram prison holds about 3,000 detainees. afghan president hamid karzai called the action a victory for afghan sovereignty. the taliban reportedly threatened to kill prince harry. sky news is reporting the taliban is describing the 27-year-old as a high value target and they will, quote, make their best efforts to arrest or kill him. harry arrived in afghanistan last week for his second tour of duty. officials say harry did not want any royal treatment during this mission. harry's first tour in afghanistan was back in 2008. it was kept a secret because of security concerns. >>> we now have a new fir
the attacks at the pentagon, new york and pennsylvania, president obama remembers those lost and ensures the world our country is safer and our people are resilient. welcome, i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm keith russell. it's september 11, 2012. with the ringing of the bell and a bugler playing "taps," president barack obama, first lady michelle obama and white house staffers observed a moment of silence for those who lost their lives 11 years ago. just one of many happening today. news 4s megan mcgrath live on the pentagon where another ceremony wrapped up. hey, megan. >> reporter: that's right. the ceremony just wrapped up here. many family members moved over to the victims memorial, which is closed to the general public, reserved for the family members to have a quiet moment this afternoon to reflect. the ♪ itself was short. only a few people spoke, including president barack obama. that was done on purpose. there was an effort here to keep this event low key and to limit the attendance to those who lost loved ones in the attack on the pentagon. the sunrises above the pentagon usherin
. >>> isaac has come and gone but the storm left a trail of devastation in its wake. president obama will visit the storm-ravaged region today. he will tour louisiana and review recovery and response efforts. the president declared federal emergencies in louisiana and mississippi. right now hundreds of thousands of people are still without power, including more than 200,000 louisiana alone. >>> the storm is to blame for at least seven deaths, as well. >>> most of new orleans was spared by isaac's wrath thanks to new levees built after hurricane katrina. but some louisiana residents are complaining at the levees. they say the levees diverted flood waters to other areas of the state causing more damage. >> you're going to put the flood system up, is ch is a good thing. food thing. it stopped the city from flooding, it's a good thing. but you're not going to worry about where you're pushing the water? >> we would not have built a system that would have induced flooding in other places. >> the corps of engineers said it would l. run a variety of computer motd dells to figure out if the n
'm peggy fox. >>> swing state virginia on the minds of both president obama and mitt romney and today both of them spent the day campaigning there. peggy fox caught up with romney as he spoke to veterans at the american legion in springfield and he began his speech hammering the president for the job losses predicted under sequestration cuts that may come at the end of this year. >> members of the american legion, thank you. >> reporter: governor mitt romney talked up his support of defense spend. he said cutting defense spending -- spending. he said cutting defense spending now should be unthinkable. >> the world is not a safe place. it remains dangerous. >> reporter: governor romney explains to have a strong military, a strong economy is needed. >> our economy needs to be reinvigorated and the president has laid out his plan. it's a continuation of the old plan. we can't afford four more years of the last four years, all right? >> reporter: governor romney not only says he would stop shrinking the military but would add to the active duty force and one of the biggest cheers came when
obama lost a half billion on solyndra. a far bigger issue, over hiking taxes on the rich, if not settled could raise everyone's rates january 1st. and trigger a huge defense and social service cut. the fiscal cliff is getting put off until after election day. the farm bill to help with the drought is partially postponed because republicans are pushing for a cut in food stamps. >> the american people are asking to balance this budget. >> reporter: each side blames the other. >> for people that are outside and out of work, they're astonished by the fact that this congress won't do anything, and seems content to kick the can down the road. >> reporter: so what might get passed before the election? nearly one of the short-term stop-gap spending bills to keep the government going past september 30th. house lawmakers will adjourn so they could go back home and run for re-election. steve handelsman, news4, capitol hill. >>> a woman in south carolina is accused of pointing a gun at republican congressman tray gowdy. this happened last night in a church parking lot in spartanburg. gowdy was in hi
shows mitt romney leading president obama nationally. the rasmussen reports survey shows the gop presidential contender ahead of president obama 47 to 44%. and just five days ago, the two were tied in this poll. a similar shift happened in battleground states. rasmussen polled voters in 11 swing states and show romney and president obama are tied. the same poll showed the president leading by four points five days ago. the republican national convention could explain the bump which is pretty typical when the event wraps up. mitt romney plans to take a break from campaigning and prepare for the upcoming presidential debates. he and his vice presidential pick, paul ryan, visited the battleground states of florida and ohio yesterday. ryan went to the ohio state football game against his alma mater, miami university of ohio. they told the crowds that president obama is to blame for those without jobs. romney likened it to football saying if the team is not winning, then it's time to get a new coach. >>> so ryan is facing just a little bit of controversy and it has nothing to do with
. he comes to prince george's county from d.c. public schools. the formerintendent left to obama the philadelphia's school chief. >>> five minutes after the hour, the democratic national convention officially begins today in charlotte. delegates will vote on the party's platform that calls for higher tax owns the wealthy and legalizing same-sex marriage. several local politicians will speak tonight in charlotte. they include maryland governor martin o'malley, maryland congressman steny hoyer and virginia senate candidate and former governor tim kaine. first lady michelle obama is also taking the stage tonight. president obama wraps up his road to charlotte tour today in virginia. he will speak at norfolk state university. the president was in the common wealth last week. he appeared in charlottesville as part of a tour of college towns in battleground states. recent polls show him slightly ahead of mitt romney in virginia. romney though narrow that margin. >>> some of the speakers at the dr dnc may offer new insight as to how romney does business. the employees from bain capital
. >>> president obama's big night. we'll look at how president clinton set the stage for tonight's speech and election day. and now just two months away. >>> and new information from the national zoo this morning. why he is now being watched 24 hours a day, we're keeping our eye on her. stay with us. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message. >>> president obama will finally take center stage tonight at the democratic national convention. he'll accept his party's nomination for re-election. last night, though, it was bill clinton who brought delegates to their feet. he formally nominated obama in a nearly 50-minute speech that was mostly off script. nbc's tracie potts has more now from charlotte. >> reporter: the democrats' most popular living president, bill clinton making the case to re-elect barack obama. >> no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> reporter: defending health reform.
victims and praised first responders for helping so many people stay safe. >>> and president obama plans to tour new orleans on monday. today he heads to iowa, one of the many key battleground states this november. his campaign schedule also includes stops in colorado, then ohio before coming back to our area. the president will travel to virginia tuesday, where he'll speak at norfolk state university. aside from the hampton roads region, political experts believe northern virginia will be a driving force behind who carry, the commonwealth in the general election. >> northern virginia, a key area for democrats cast 28% of the vote statewide for the presidential race in the last three presidential elections. democrats have gone from breaking even up here to carrying it last time by 233,000 votes. republicans have to basically put the tourniquet on northern virginia. >>> meanwhile, democrats are prepping for their convention set to begin tuesday. the dnc released this neat time lapse video, crews working on a stage in charlotte, and nbc 4 will bring complete coverage of the democratic nati
, president obama and his party raised more money than mitt romney and the republican party. romney raised $111 million in august, president obama $114 million. most of romney's contributions came from people who donated more than $250. in contrast, more than 1 million americans donated about $60 each to president obama's campaign. >>> a developing story unfolding in chicago tonight, where public schoolteachers are on strike for the first time in 25 years. they walked off the job today over contract issues, like health care, class size, and job evaluations. both sides actually agreed their salaries are fair. mayor rahm emanuel, the former white house chief of staff, claims this is a strike of choice. and teachers should have waited on more negotiations. 400,000 students are now out of class. some parents complain they had to scramble to find care for their kids. >> it's not fair to the kids at all. >> the schools did open for a few hours this morning to provide meals. 80% of chicago's school kids get free or reduced cost breakfast and lurvlg. >>> a prince george's county school reopened to
the election, president obama and mitt romney are doing everything they can to put more supporters in the respective camps. >> today both men will campaign in virginia. they're trying to earn the commonwealth's 13 electoral votes. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney are following each other from one battleground state to another. on wednesday ohio was their target. >> you probably are aware that there's an election going on right now in ohio. >> i believe you're going to help me win ohio, i'll tell you that. >> reporter: today it's a quick flight to virginia for rallies there. >> we're a compassionate people. >> reporter: on wednesday romney tried to convey a more empathetic candidate. >> we have people who are hurting. we have people who are disabled and people who are poor. they need our help and they receive our help. we're a charitable people. >> reporter: recent polls show romney trailing the president on the question of which candidate cares about my needs. but time is running out for governor romney to change voters' minds. early voting is u
individuals to hurt the religious feelings of others. mitt romney pounce the. it's disgraceful that the obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks, the gop presidential candidate said in a statement late tuesday. the obama campaign fired back saying it was shocked that following the deadly protests, quote, governor romney would choose to launch a political attack. >> sarah palin! >> even sarah palin joined the fray, paraphrasing a line often used to mock her. >> and can i see russia from my house. >> as a way to slam the white house. >> reporter: apparently president obama can't see egypt and libya from his house, she tweeted. a couple of things. that cairo statement by the embassy there was never approved by the state department or the white house. that said, can i tell you here, matt, officials here are just stunned that the romney campaign wouldn't even wait till daybreak before pouncing on this story considering we didn't have confirmations of the death of the ambassador and others. >> chuc
michelle obama delivered an emotional speech last night. she told delegates how she and president obama's modest upbringing- how her upbringing shaped who they are today. >> like so many american families, our families weren't asking for much. they didn't begrudge anyone else's success or care that others had much more than they did. in fact, they admired it. they simply believed in that fundamental american promise that even if you don't start out with much, if you work hard and do what you're supposed to do, you should be able to build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids and grandkids. that's how they raised us. >> right now p first lady has a higher favorability rating than the president. >>> maryland governor martin o'malley also spoke on the opening night of the convention. he opened a fiery critique of mitt romney and paul ryan. >> instead of investing in america they hide their money in swiss bank accounts and ship our jobs to china. swiss bank accounts never built on american bridge. swiss bank accounts never put cops on the streets or teachers in ou
obama and mitt romney are raising tons of cash in the days leading up to november. the latest numbers show the president outraised romney in august, bringing in $114 million. the republican nominee raised $111 million and had outraised president obama the previous three months. despite the president's advantage in august, it was the third straight month that mitt romney raised more than $100 million. >>> not a bad way to start a season or a career. the redskins are 1-0 after shocking the saints 40-32 yesterday. robert griffin iii was stellar in his nfl debut. he threw two touchdown passes and threw for 320 yards in the wind. statistically, that's among the best quarterback debuts in league history. our own dan hellie was there for the game. he has more on rg3's historic performance and more on what coach shanahan thought about it. >> reporter: it really was a masterful performance by the redskins last night. the defense delivered against drew brees, and robert griffin iii walked on water. not quite, but he did do everything else. a couple of touchdown passes and 320 yards in his nfl d
. >>> for the third day in a row, both president obama and mitt romney were campaigning in the very same state. today it was virginia, and that's one ever the states that will decide who wins in november. speaking of veterans at an american legion post in springfield, they attacked proposed cuts to the defense budgets. >> and the idea of committing our military commitment by a trillion dollars is unthinkable. >> and according to a recent cbs news poll, president obama holds a 4-point advantage over romney. the president meantime spent his morning campaigning in virginia beach and he used romney's tax return to make his pitch to the middle class voters. >> my opponent thinks it's fair that somebody that makes $20 million a year, like him, pays a lower rate than a cop or a teacher who makes 50,000. [ cheers and applause ] >> don't move. vote. [ cheers and applause ] >> president obama won virginia back in '08, but that state had gone for republican candidates since the previous presidential election. >>> and, of course, there are six more days of campaigning left before president obama and mitt romney
. >>> today examine 2012 moves to florida, both president obama and mitt romney will speak to hispanic voters. romney is facing questions about his remarks last spring that 47% of americans are dependent on the government, believe they are victims and not his problem to worry about. romney's 47% comment forced his campaign into days of damage control but a "usa today" gallup poll found 53% of independent voters found romney's comments will make no difference. 29% are less likely and 15% are more likely. susan mcginnis following it from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we did not hear before this hispanic audience romney mention that 47% number. on wednesday it was all about romney saying his campaign is about 100% of america. mitt romney tried to court the hispanic vote wednesday at a rally in miami. >> this party is the natural home for hispanic-americans because this is the party of opportunity and hope. ours is the party that will bring a brighter future. our party is the party of greatness. this is why hispanic-americans will join this campaign. we'll win because we'll
the rivals in the race for the white house. the u.s. consulate was still burning when president obama ordered in u.s. marines to protect american officials remaining in libya. he learned this morning four diplomats were dead. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: riots preceded the deaths, first in cairo, then in benghazi, libya's number two city, well known to u.s. ambassador chris stevens. he was there when u.s. air raids prevented a massacre by moammar gadhafi. stevens reportedly braved the riot to help evacuate his people but was killed along with three colleagues. secretary of state clinton was chris stevens' friend. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant, then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. >> reporter: why the riots? clips had flooded the internet of an amateurish anti-muslim movie said to be made in the u.s. as flags were lowered in washington, the tragedy went political. >> an apology for america's values is never the right course. >> reporter: mitt romney blamed president obama for a statement by th
has come and gone, but the storm left a trail of devastation in its wake. president obama will visit the storm-ravaged region later today. he'll tour louisiana and review recovery and response efforts. the president declared federal emergencies in louisiana and mississippi. right now hundreds of thousands of people are still without power including more than 200,000 in louisiana alone. the storm is to blame already for at least seven deaths. >>> most of new orleans avoided isaac's floodwaters thanks to new levees built after hurricane katrina, but there's some controversy over whether those levees sent all that excess water where it sent it. some louisiana residents say the levees deveiverted the floodwat to other parts of the state. >> the flood system a good thing. it stopped the city from flooding. it's a good thing. but you're not going to worry about where you're pushing the water. >> we would not have built a system that would have induced flooding in other places. >> the corps of engineers said it will run a variety of computer models to figure out if the new levees caused pro
. i'll be back with more at 6:11. >>> the world will be watching new york today. president obama will address the united nations general assembly. >> no shortage of topics from iran to syria to anti-american protests in the muslim world. kristin fisher is live outside the white house previewing a story that's happening today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> reporter: president obama has plenty to talk about. there's the civil war in syria. the recent attacks in libya and egypt and the possibility of iran developing a nuclear weapon. but he's not going to be there long and the president has taken some hits for it. he arrived yesterday in new york city. the first thing he did, he went to sit down not with world leaders but with the ladies of the view. the president will not be sitting down with any world leaders during the u.n. which is extremely rare. last year he had 13 meetings. so critics are accusing the president of putting his reelection efforts ahead of diplomacy but jed white house spokesman jay carney said the president is hosting two receptions for world lead
message and hit president obama for comments he made on that very same program. tara with more from the white house. >> derek, nationally the race remains tied. the push is on now to win over voters in key battleground states who can help swing the election. hundreds of flag waving supporters greeted mitt romney's plane as it taxied to a rally in pueblo, colorado. >> mitt romney. >> reporter: the gop white house hopeful is looking for votes in the battleground state, where a new poll shows president obama with an edge. >> the american people cannot afford four more years of barack obama and that's why i'm going to become the next president of the united states. >> romney pounced on the president's 60 minutes interview where he used the phrase, bump in the road, to talk about recent events in the middle east. >> these are not bumps in the road. these are human lives. these are developments we do not want to see. this is time for the president who will shape events in the middle east, not just be merciful or be mercy of the events in the middle east. >> the white house pushed b
and voters lined up to cast their ballots. president obama's team is feeling confident that most of these early votes will be for the president. >> this many people this early in the morning really shows that there's strong support here in iowa for the president. >> reporter: but on thursday, both candidates were in another battleground state. >> how is it going, virginia beach? >> reporter: president obama talked to voters in southern virginia. >> growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate ahead of the faceoff in denver both campaigns seem to be trying to lower expectations. >> we are looking forward to the debates as you know, and there have been difficulties. you have to give the president some credit for the campaign they're running. >> reporter: romney's staff issued a talking
pressure on the obama administration to take a tougher tone weeks ahead of the u.n. general election. >> israel's rhetorical red line. >> a red line should be drawn right here. >> became a literal one as prime minister benjamin netanyahu took to the u.n. general assembly with a red marker and a chart that says is iran's progress toward a nuclear weapon. >> red lines prevent war and faced with a clear red line, iran will back down. >> the prime minister's speech put in stark relief the differences between how the u.s. and israel views the threat of a nuclear iran. >> a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> reporter: while president obama says he will not allow iran to gain nuclear weapons, he hasn't publicly declared a point of no return, that boundary may action.the u.s. to take military israel cannot destroy iran's nuclear installations without u.s. military support. secretary of state hillary clinton met one-on-one with netanyahu, telling him to give diplomacy and financial pressure a chance to slow down iran's nuclear progress. >> america wants to resolve
polls give president obama a comfortable lead in the state, something romney discussed with campaign donors. >> we really would shock people if early in the evening of november 6th it looked like pennsylvania was going to come our way. >> reporter: romney is loading up on campaign cash in pennsylvania and massachusetts. >> the next president of the united states, mitt romney. >> reporter: but he also spoke to supporters at valley forge military academy. he slammed the president on taxes. >> he wants to raise the income tax. i don't want to raise taxes on the american people, not when our economy is in the kind of trouble it's in. i will not raise taxes on middle income americans. >> reporter: the president stayed close to the white house with three fundraisers. he's expected to pull in almost 2 1/2 million to make his cases to voters, but some have -- case to voters, but some have already cast their ballots. most watching say early voting faves the president because of his grassroots -- favors the president because of his grassroots organizations. early voting started thursday in
than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> startling new developments in the trial against the accused movie theater shooting in colorado james holmes. court documents released today reveal james holmes threatened an unidentified professor while he was still a student at the university of colorado. according to prosecutors, that professor reported the threats and holmes was banned from campus as a result. defense attorneys say those accusations of threats are false. >>> but police confir
candidates are retuing to virginia this morning. >> very popular state this election season. president obama headed to virginia beach. mitt romney is going to be at a veterans event in spring field. wednesday both men made appearances in the other -- one of the other battleground states. this time it was ohio. the latest poll there gives the president a 10-point lead and ohio carries 18 electoral votes. >> you probably are aware that there's an election going on right now in ohio. >> i believe you're going to help me win ohio. >> the romney campaign released a new one-minute ad trying to dispel the image that he's out of touch with ordinary people. early voting is already under way in two dozen states and it starts today in iowa and ohio it's tomorrow. >>> game on for real. the regular n.f.l. referees will return to the field for tonight's game in baltimore. >> thank goodness. the league reached a contract agreement with the refs two days after face-to-face talks following that disastrous end to monday night football. kristin fisher is live at fed ex field with an explanation on how they pul
will read the names of the victims on this 11th anniversary. president obama will stay in watching ton and participate in ceremonies at the white house and the pentagon. monday families already gaertd near shanksville, pennsylvania, along with defense secretary leon panetta. they were remembering the victims who died fighting to keep their plane from reaching the capitol. >> they gave their lives for all they loved. they gave their lives for the families they loved and for the country they loved and there is no greater sacrifice. >> reporter: back in lower manhattan construction is resuming on the memorial museum that sat unfinished for nearly a year while the port authority which owns the site battled over financing with the memorial foundation. >> i'm great fied that on the eve of 9/11 we're able to announce an agreement that i think will ensure the completion of the 9/11 museum. >> without a museum this memorial doesn't teach you anything. it doesn't tell them anything about what happened on that day. >> reporter: a positive step forward on a project that for many will make this tri
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